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    dino
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    JUST GOT a great e-mail from Billy Lagana -Florida …More to follow tomorrow …Hes looking for photos of the Black ’62 409 and the Maroon car ..lets help him out !

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    maso
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    quote dinotheweirdo:

    JUST GOT a great e-mail from Billy Lagana – Florida… More to follow tomorrow… He’s looking for photos of the Black ’62 409 and the Maroon car… lets help him out !

    Attn: Billy Lagana:

    To get a copy just right click on any image and select “Save Picture As…” from the pop-up menu, then follow the prompts and you will have it…

    Is this Billy’s 409 Chevy… Poor quality.

    #14680
    grover-dragct
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    look on grover poto theirs one bills car

    #14692
    dino
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    We’ll be hooking up with Billy and supplying him all the photos in the Big ODF galleries …he’s got a publisher interested in doing an article on him ….holiday rush & schedules has everyone scattered .

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    maso
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    quote Grover Dragct:

    look on grover poto theirs one bills car

    Okay… I have got that for you.

    That must be Dean “Skeets” Russel’s Lane Motor’s ’61 Plymouth in front of the Chevy. This must be an early shot because I don’t see those long header pipes underneath or those strong traction bars either.

    #14697
    dino
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    Grovers photos really fill in the gap! gona have to hi-jack his album at Dover-Fest and do a real pro scan & edit …This stuff is priceless.

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    tomblake
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    quote dinotheweirdo:

    JUST GOT a great e-mail from Billy Lagana -Florida …More to follow tomorrow …Hes looking for photos of the Black ’62 409 and the Maroon car ..lets help him out !

    Is this the black ’62 Chevy that Bobby is looking for? Note on the back of the picture said “Last Sun 1965” If it is the car I have a couple more pictures.


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    #14706
    dino
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    Lets see the side ? I’m still hunting Too

    #14710
    tomblake
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    These were the other two pictures I came across.


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    #14749
    dino
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    Got more e-mail from Billy….Told him to get on here and fill us in. Got a good phone # too. more later

    #14751
    tomblake
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    Dino…..Did Bobby have a car sponsored by Gatto Chevrolet?

    #14752
    dino
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    Yes Bobby had the “Chevamoco”…Chevy powered Falcon at one time lettered with Gatto Chev…For the in depth Dealer Hot -line Info …Stand By for Drake …But this is about Billy Not Bobby .
    [see ‘ Bobby Lagana Chevamoco and His Other Cars’…in Historical Dover Photos-edit-dino]

    #14769
    dino
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    Hold on to your chair !…Just got off phone with the original , legendary Billy Lagana ! Are YOU ready for some HISTORY ….I took notes ! ….Here goes :
    He started out with a ’61 Pontiac Ventura sponsored by Jernigan Pontiac….Blew 7 motors with it, ’cause the oil pumps were bad, Parked it for a while …Then Pontiac found the problem running Nascar…Got the good replacement…and blew off 41 cars at Dover to win the Elim.
    …. Next up …the Black ’62 409 (ran WITH front Bumper ON )…IT WAS THE SECOND ONE Chevy Ever Buit ! he was there when it came off the assembly line. Lost track of it and looking for photos (Smokey ?)
    ….Next “Locomotion”….’63 ‘the Alum red car’ Z-11, now in the Floyd Garrett museum in Tenn.
    ….In ’64-’65-’66 …ran Comets for Ford.(drake …fill us in ) Need photos guys !
    ….In ’68 switched to a Camaro sponsored by Oak Hill Chev. for only about 6 months.
    ………Decided to quit drag racing and got into offshore boats for awhile.
    ………Now operating an Engineering Company in Florida…..Expect him to check in here soon !

    #14778
    dino
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    Heres the Comet:


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    #14779
    dino
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    Is THIS the Camaro?


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